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Summer Guide 2014
Barbecue is a participation sport. Don’t just sit by and watch. Smoke vigorously, grasshopper.
24 Hours In The Pit
The restaurant may close, but the smoking never stops.
Pit To Plate
Best pulled pork in town, bar none.
Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River, Eli’s Barbeque feels like a family reunion where the only shared DNA is a love for smoked meat
Because SmoQ inhabits a large, clean, well-appointed (read: very un-BBQ-shack-like) chain-restaurant space, all the carnivorous finger-licking and bib-wearing seems jarring at first. But as soon as you sink your teeth into the brisket, let alone the enormous smoked chicken wings, the cognitive dissonance disappears.
To eat at Jim Dandy’s is to bow before a pillar of smoke.
Montgomery Inn Boathouse
If you’re looking for top-quality ’cue at the Boathouse, stick to the appetizers and savor the view.
Butt Shack BBQ Grill
Snicker if you must. Just get ready to eat: The sweet-yet-savory Johnnycakes are crave-worthy. Cornbread pancakes fried on the griddle, they’ll guarantee your rear end ends up back in the shack.
Velvet Smoke’s unassuming Findlay Market stand belies its propensity for big-ass flavor.
This is a clean, well-lighted place. Almost too clean for a barbecue joint. But don’t be deterred.
If Mayberry had a barbecue cum creamery, it would have been Midwest Best.
Big Art's BBQ
Hardwood-smoked and hickory-grilled are the buzzwords of choice at Big Art’s in Colerain Township.
Walt's Hitching Post (Ft. Wright)
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
While there’s space for a handful of dine-in customers (and picnic tables outside), a steady stream of carryout customers pop in for pulled pork, chicken, ribs, brisket, and the heavenly sides.
They sell 2,000 pounds of turkey tips a week.
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